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Coming to PlayStation Plus: Tales from Space: About a Blob Auto Download Demo, Digger HD, and Select PSN-Exclusives on Sale

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Jan 19, 2011 // Director, PlayStation Store

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Hi everyone,

We’re building up some momentum in 2011 with our second PlayStation Plus publish of the year, offering three featured games along with a handful of discounts on PlayStation Network exclusive titles – all coming to you on February 1. Mix in an automatic download that gives early access to an upcoming PSN-exclusive, and this update is sure to have something for everyone.

Tales from Space: About a Blob for PS3 (PSN)

Digger HD 1 Kung-Fu Live

Kicking off this PlayStation Plus update with an auto download of a demo of Tales from Space: About a Blob, PlayStation Plus subscribers will be getting the first look. This upcoming PlayStation Network game developed by DrinkBox Studios follows a race of alien Blobs that encounter a foreign planet and are looking to devour everything. As a reminder, PlayStation Plus subscribers can turn on the Automatic Download feature under “System Settings” on the XMB. This feature will update your PS3 with firmware updates, patches to recently played games and other select videos or game demos.

In addition to the early access to Tales from Space: About a Blob, we are also discounting several PlayStation Network exclusives. PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive 50% discounts off both versions of Fat Princess, the comical, multiplayer brawler. After storming the castle with your friends, be sure to download Kung-Fu LIVE for 20% off. You too can join Jeff and Rey as you show off your Kung Fu skills with this new PlayStation Eye game. PlayStation Plus subscribers will also be able to download a full game trial of Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition, which includes the two DLC sequences (Battle for Forli and Bonfire of the Vanities).

Finally, we are also offering three featured games on the next PlayStation Plus publish, including the updated classic Digger HD from Creat Studios; the new mini from StormBASIC Games, Karimogi; and Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, a great follow up to our previous featured title, Spyro the Dragon.

Be sure to check the full list of new items as well as items that are being taken down from the PlayStation Plus storefronts below:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 2/1:

Full Game Trial
Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition

Automatic Downloads
Tales from Space: About a Blob Demo (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Featured Games
Digger HD (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $9.99)
Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $5.99)
Karimogi (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $2.99)

Discounted Games & DLC
Fat Princess (PS3) (PlayStation Plus price $7.50, regular price $14.99)
Fat Princes PSP (PlayStation Plus price $10.00, regular price $19.99)
Mega Man 2 (PSone Import) (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
Kung Fu LIVE (PS3) (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)

Featured Themes & Avatars
PlayStation Plus Dynamic Theme (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
Junebug Bench Static Theme (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
Ghouls and Ghost Avatar Bundle (17 avatars) (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for $1.99)
Bionic Commando Rearmed Avatar Bundle (10 avatars) (Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for $0.99)
Atomic Blast Static Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus Subscribers)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on February 1:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers
Lead & Gold: Gangs of the Wild West
Spyro the Dragon
Pipe Madness – minis
Underwater Disco Theme

Discounted Games/DLC
MX vs. ATV Reflex PSP (PlayStation Plus price $15.00, regular price $29.99)
Tom Clancy: H.A.W.X. 2 – All In One Pack (PlayStation Plus price $7.49, regular price $9.99)
Modern Combat: Domination (PlayStation Plus price $5.99, regular price $7.99)

//Add Your Own

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+ MrPink78 on January 19th, 2011 at 7:26 pm said:

My decision to stop buying PSN games is paying off. I REALLY wanted Lead & Gold as well as Digger HD but now I’m glad I waited. Looking forward to free Spyro 2. Kung Fu live should get a better discount.


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+ footballrule on January 19th, 2011 at 7:29 pm said:

Hurray! Finally the PS Plus dynamic theme!


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+ Sum-Mischief on January 19th, 2011 at 7:32 pm said:

Wow thanks … great deals coming


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+ purplestream on January 19th, 2011 at 7:34 pm said:

why dont we get new avatars for free?


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+ Capshot18 on January 19th, 2011 at 8:06 pm said:

A recent PS Plus member, so this is good.
Free stuff is good stuff.


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+ FredNation on January 19th, 2011 at 8:23 pm said:

Hoping to see more good items coming. Thanks for the Plus!


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+ Phoenix8387 on January 19th, 2011 at 8:25 pm said:

Love the update, keep ‘em coming!

@41 Care to show me where I can get a Fat Princess PS3 voucher for $7.99? I sure couldn’t find one.

@All Complainers, do you people really have nothing better to do than to complain about a year old BD disk game being released on PSN? Seriously? There are plenty of people who haven’t played AC2, and the ‘Deluxe’ edition is a new product. If you complain about it being released on the PSN, go hit up steam and see if anybody listens [or cares what you think] as it’s been released on there too.

@Even more complainers, Just because you don’t like what is being released on PS+ doesn’t make it a bad release. There’s times I have most of whats released, I just deal with it. Grow up.

I suppose I should get used to it, the internet nowadays is for complaining by people who have nothing better to do with their lives.


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+ NotoriousGamer on January 19th, 2011 at 8:51 pm said:

also thanks for Digger HD always wanted to get it. please let next month have bionic commando rearmed or dead nation or joe danger or tomb raider guardian or smash cars or super star dust hd. or game choosing option from the store for plus.


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+ Solid-Snake-Eyes on January 19th, 2011 at 10:07 pm said:

I would use autoupdates if you made the demo push feature optional. I usually don’t want any of these demos so I keep autoupdates turned off.


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+ Haskell420 on January 19th, 2011 at 11:10 pm said:

Dear PS Plus,
So far, we all have received above & beyond the cost of PS Plus. While that is all well & very good, it’s still a work in progress.

Mini’s.
I am not a huge Mini fan. Yes most are “cute” and basic, some are not but getting them FREE is always nice, they get downloaded & mostly forgot about.
There are 0 reasons to play a Mini, except that it is FREE game. Since most PS3 or even PSN games garner our utmost attention, where a Mini is a “fill in”, or a “need to pass some time game”.

There are NO trophies for any Mini.

If you want us to PLAY the Mini’s you give us for FREE in PS Plus, but what your really doing is a disservice to those companies, MAKING their Mini’s.

I may or not play any of them. If we are to PLAY any of those Mini’s, we get a “feel” for the company that makes them. “Said” company wants people to play, like and enjoy they’re games, but what redeeming value is there, to play a FREE game, that garners little interest, except that it’s FREE.

Please, ask this Co.’s, to add in Trophies. We don’t need 20 of em, just give us some start, middle, finish ,that’s it.

Haskell420


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+ Haskell420 on January 19th, 2011 at 11:11 pm said:

Dear PS Plus,

PS: Can you PLEASE, ADD a character counter to this, cause I’m sick of writing something, hitting submit, only to see the message that says I have more then the 1250 characters allowed. But when you go back a page, everything typed, is now GONE.

PLEASE ADD A CHARACTER COUNTER SO WE KNOW HOW MANY LETTERS ETC., WE HAVE TO GO!

Haskell420


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+ jeffsmither on January 19th, 2011 at 11:14 pm said:

Wow! more Mega Man imports. I like.


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+ tylerh1701 on January 19th, 2011 at 11:16 pm said:

@ whoever was asking about fat princess vouchers, I”m pretty sure gamestop sells them for 7.99. It was discounted on amazon for $8 as well, but its gone back up to full price there.


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+ capice2003 on January 20th, 2011 at 12:45 am said:

Hey great work on planning there Sony! Just odnt let these pessimistic people ruin your plans. I think PS+ has better value over XBL and Ive been with them for 7 years now and I still havent reaped as many benefits or swag just for being on the team. At least you allremember who the “console” is really for…….. THE GAMERS and not advertising to grannys and people that never play games on average totally. Really I can use facebook and twitter at anytime free it just so happens though I dont but, I had to pay for the service and I dont even use it. I still haven’t renewed my subscription yet. PS paving the way! Just take what strengths they have as crossgaming voice chat and PSN ID changing and boom the world of live has to do better than that trash they got now. Dont get me wrong they had a good plan but, they are too greedy and not listening to the people that made them what they are today and for that SONY is my running mate now!


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+ Dragoon317 on January 20th, 2011 at 12:47 am said:

YES!!!! Spyro 2 =) I was just about to buy it since you guys gave the first Spyro to us for free. If you guys give us Spyro 3, PS+ will be complete and worth the money.


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+ LeonBlade on January 20th, 2011 at 2:55 am said:

Awesome, really exicted to see the second Spyro game on there now.
I finished the first not too long ago, and it’s nice to see Ripto’s Rage come out now as well.

Question though, when can we expect to see Legend of Mana and Legends of Dragoon hit the NA store? I’m super jealous of the Japanese :(


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+ Neo-CTU on January 20th, 2011 at 3:18 am said:

Well That’s Interesting update, looking forward to test all the demos.


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+ saiyanknight87 on January 20th, 2011 at 4:38 am said:

eh not my cup of tea i’m seeing that PSN plus is starting to become a waste all the stuff i do want is not discounted so i wind up paying for it full price. Still no cross game chat no worthwhile update, i can see why people cross over only thing that keeps me afloat is good games but updates and psn plus incentives are not really interesting me over all. ah well hope you all make some improvements. sony if you want people to stop hacking your console implement things the people ask for not just crappy throw-away ideas, you’re not too intouch with the people’s wants.


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+ mastorofpuppetz on January 20th, 2011 at 4:40 am said:

Plus is a joke. Not renewing. Garbage content, and if you already own it, too bad Sony says.


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+ Sindred on January 20th, 2011 at 5:34 am said:

Cool, I was really interested in Digger HD!


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+ S-E-G on January 20th, 2011 at 6:29 am said:

thanks to PlayStation plus i will never have to give Sony any more money besides my + subscription :)


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+ Kirkpad on January 20th, 2011 at 8:22 am said:

I’m so happy that everyone who hasn’t bought Spyro 1 and 2 get to experience it. Now PS+, make my day and make Spyro 3 free: it’s the one I haven’t bought!

Digger HD is also quite a treat. I was holding out on that one.


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+ F-minus on January 20th, 2011 at 8:30 am said:

Spyro… Lots of good times together… Now more, with Spyro 2… THANKS, I love playing minis and PS1 games on my PSP to pass time.

PlayStation Plus still manages to give me that warm fuzzy feeling of great value and content… Well worth what I paid.


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+ JonJonXD on January 20th, 2011 at 10:05 am said:

So Mega Man 2 is coming now too :). I assume all 6 will be released? :D


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+ John-Shooter on January 20th, 2011 at 10:07 am said:

ehhh might try digger hd but other than that this update is just as weak as the last one

already own AC2 and it was a day 1 purchase for me


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+ Harerazer on January 20th, 2011 at 10:07 am said:

“and this update is sure to have something for everyone”

Spoke too fast, there’s not one thing I want here. Not one.


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+ rawstory on January 20th, 2011 at 10:25 am said:

Spyro 2 and Digger are two games I’ve often thought about buying, so I’m happy to get them free during my subscription.

I hope more import PS1 games are coming, though.


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+ forsaken_life on January 20th, 2011 at 10:46 am said:

sweet


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+ D1crzydzzy on January 20th, 2011 at 6:26 pm said:

and just in time 2 renew my PS+…++++++++++++


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+ megacarlos on January 20th, 2011 at 6:36 pm said:

Can’t we get megaman in English I want the X series and ill finally be happy about having the (GO)
P.S GIVE ME MEGAMAN X-6


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+ Shadowsquirrel on January 21st, 2011 at 10:01 am said:

I can honestly say i wont be buying PS+ next year. I understand the value its saved some people, but to be honest half the junk they release on PS+ is stuff most people wouldn’t buy to begin with or are so popular that they’ve already been bought. The 2-3 year old content getting thrown up there to is a slap in the face.

PS+ is simply for people who dont know what todo with them selves


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+ Detective-E on January 21st, 2011 at 6:36 pm said:

81: >half the junk they release on PS+ is stuff most people wouldn’t buy to begin with
>so popular that they’ve already been bought.

is there an in between i dont know about here?


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+ tasihuzako on January 23rd, 2011 at 1:13 am said:

for anyone who wants to get fat princess, get it!! the community is very much alive. i bought it the other week from amazon when it was for 42% off. now @50%, it’s definitely a steal.


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+ The_Rockn_Rolla on January 25th, 2011 at 12:04 pm said:

I have a serious question about PS Plus. When will Sony’s PlayStation Network start trying to compete with Xbox Live. I mean on a serious level. For example Call Of Duty (COD) Black Ops and almost every COD prior, Microsoft work deals with the Developers and get the Map Packs a month before PlayStation players do. COD is one of the biggest multiplayer games out, and Modern Warfare 2 holds the record for the best selling game to date. This is one large part of what serious gamers play. PlayStation Plus doesn’t seem targeted to the serious gamers. For us that like playing the newest and hottest games. For us that have owned every PlayStation that has ever been released. We are looking for PlayStation plus to offer better multiplayer connections vie better servers or what have you and more serious game add on exclusives. Exclusives like Xbox has been doing for a while. That to me would make PS Plus worth it.


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+ juggaloRazzam on January 25th, 2011 at 7:52 pm said:

No HD space limits for me. A year ago I bought a 500GB Hard drive & popped it in. I still have about 250gb left :)

Thank you Sony for allowing us an easy HD swap. :)

And PS+ is like 1 McDonald’s value meal a month -cheap. I’ve enjoyed a few of the free games so far, & like the auto-update feature. Today when I popped in Black Ops- it was already updated. Nothing more annoying then having to wait to download that before I play.


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+ juggaloRazzam on January 25th, 2011 at 7:54 pm said:

SONY: Suggestion for PS Plus:

Allow members to save games to a ‘cloud’. That way when we visit friend’s houses we all will have our saved games if we log into our account on their system.

Plus it would be like a great back up service…just saying…


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